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Features

Re:cycling. Should Lance Armstrong hand his sponsorship money back?

by Magnus Shaw. In this age of fitness fanaticism and dire public transport, it's not unusual to see people arriving at the office on a bicycle. How they find the stamina, I can’t begin to guess, but I don’t think they take the Lance...

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Advice

Opinions - Talk yourself up, if you dare

by Ashley Morrison I'm very happy to take advice from people. The main caveat is that it has to be from someone who knows what they're talking about. The second caveat is that they have to practise what they preach. Below is a genuine profile from...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Doing bird. Should Twitter be policed?

by Magnus Shaw In the early hours of this morning Dorset police arrested a 17-year-old boy. It's alleged he sent a tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daly which read "You let your dad down I hope you know that." Daly had finished fourth in the Men's...

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Technology

Dealing with deepfake technology in a post-truth era

We've moved from having little to no concern about our personal privacy to a state of questioning everything when it comes to submitting our details to corporations and platforms. Facebook data breaches and the vulnerability of its systems to...

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News

Global post-production studio Smoke & Mirrors launches in Amsterdam

The studio will be led by Executive Producer David Michaels, who is an integral part of the Smoke & Mirrors family and in recent years has played an instrumental role in the success of the company’s New York operation. Smoke & Mirrors...

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Entertainment

Loco marks it's 9th year as Post Production Partner of the UKMVAs

The UK Music Video Awards 2016 is gearing up for a star-studded ceremony on Thursday, October 20 at the legendary Roundhouse venue in London. This year sees banner names such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Beyoncé and the late, great David Bowie nominated...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Catching up with Annie Atkins post-Budapest

Before she worked on The Grand Budapest Hotel, the only e-mails Annie Atkins ever got were reminders about outstanding invoices. Now though, Wes Anderson’s lead graphic designer has an inbox swamped with questions about working in art...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Economy

Post-Brexit Update: A Silver Lining

Consider this a devil's advocate piece, as I genuinely believe that the Brexit has been, for the most part, a tremendous blow to the UK's creative industries and the country in general, with spending forecasts set to fall this year and next in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agencies share rejected Remain posters post-Brexit

I've waffled on enough already about the unmitigated disaster that has been the Brexit, and it's unlikely that a better advertising campaign could have saved us from the gallows, but it's still fun sometimes to ask ourselves “What If?” In...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Exploring the big ambitions at Common Industry post-pencil

From the beginning, Common Industry's mission was to build an independent communications company. One that blurred the lines of traditional disciplines and agency structures. Now the proud owners of a D&AD award as well as a client base including...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

J. Walter Thompson free the nipple for mums post-birth with Bepanthen

In a new global campaign called “10th month,” Bepanthen, the Bayer skin care brand, aims to speak to new mums and bring them the support and attention they need in the critical post-birth period. The campaign is based on the insight that...

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Design

Bold new Huffington Post redesign unveiled by Code and Theory

Pulitzer Prize-winning news site The Huffington Post has unveiled a preview of a bold new site design, with CEO Jared Grusd presenting the redesign yesterday as part of Advertising Week New York, and announcing that the new site will go live in 2016....

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

The New York Times shifts to "Paid Post" for London

The New York Times announced yesterday that its innovative creative marketing agency T Brand Studio, will be expanding to London, offering international clients access to its content marketing services expertise and award-winning “Paid...

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Features

Looks: engaging a post-human existence

The new ICA show Looks is a group exhibition presenting work by the likes of Wu Tsang, Stewart Uoo, Juliette Bonneviot and Morag Keil opening 22nd April until 21st June. It’s an investigation into our contemporary relationship with technology,...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Whatever happens, I urge you NOT to read this blog post

I'm serious. Quit while you're ahead. Or rather, quit while you're not as far behind as you will be if you keep reading. Apart from its arguable entertainment value, it will not enrich your life, make you cleverer, funnier or wealthier. Or even feel...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

The Huffington Post and Leo Burnett make it exclusive

Influential online news blog The Huffington Post recently announced an exclusive partnership with advertising network Leo Burnett, which promises to completely transform the relationship between creative agencies and publishers. This is the first...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Pillar Box Post

Website: pillarboxpost.com When did you start out blogging? I started blogging just over 3 years ago in the summer of 2009...which happened to be about 3 years after I resolved to start a blog! How did you choose your blog name? One of the (many)...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Building (Jeff) Bridges with Amstel

Amstel is the local beer of Amsterdam and recently, its creative agency adam&eveDDB launched an ad that sees Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges appear as a canal bridge to promote togetherness for the brand. The result is an unforgettable piece of work...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Restoring Faith for ŠKODA

When it came to launching a new campaign for automotive brand ŠKODA recently, the client pointed to the success of its work with Paloma Faith last year for inspiration as it sent sales through the roof. But the Fallon creative team on the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Slinky Halifax ad goes beyond the big screen

An ad for UK banking brand Halifax has become the first to utilise a new technology in cinemas, which sees the 60-second film go beyond the big screen. That New Home Feeling is created by adam&eveDDB and follows a slinky toy as it moves around a...

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Events

Global creative calendar: May 2019

You may not have heard of US-based security analyst Jim Nitterauer, but if your boss is resisting your request to participate in a business conference, he is here for you. In a 2017 Tripwire article, Mr. Nitterauer listed the most common objections...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: How Gerard Butler hijacked Enterprise

This week, car rental firm Enterprise launched a high-octane campaign featuring Hollywood star Gerard Butler to communicate how the brand helps consumers get things done whether it be a house move or family visit. Below, Joe Stamp and Tom...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

In defence of side hustles

Creative at Revolt, co-founder of social enterprise CRACK + CIDER and D&AD judge for Side Hustle, Scarlett Montanaro has a penchant for purpose. Exploring the deeply personal and complex relationship she has with her passion project, she writes about...

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Features

A Conversation with… Klarna’s Dan Spencer

Klarna is transforming how we pay. The Swedish bank, founded in 2005, provides game-changing flexible payment solutions for customers and merchants allowing consumers to pay for their shopping days, weeks or even months after the purchase. With...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Changing perceptions of Race for Life

Race for Life returns in 2019 with a message to encourage everyone to join the charity event and help beat cancer through a campaign by Anomaly. Matt Roach, one of the creative directors on the project, talks about what went into making the work and...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

All the ads of Super Bowl 53: The rest

As well as food, automotive and tech-inspired spots, there was an entertaining line-up of ads for a range of other brand categories. Here are the best starting with an action-packed ad for the NFL. NFL - 100-Year Game Pampers - Stinky Booty...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advice

How to run a successful creative hack

Organising a creative hack can be a great way of getting people to interact with your brand and overcome a problem as part of a team. Non-profit organisation Sightsavers works to protect eyesight and the fight for disability rights and held a...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Trends

Retail trends 2019: Ian Scott

Human interaction, the high street and 5G are all areas of focus in Ian Scott's retail trends report for 2019. The Williams Lea Tag shopper marketing and innovation manager sheds light on his predictions for the shopping space and how the point of...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advice

How to cut down on freelance admin

Sponsored Post As a creative freelancer, you’ll often have more choice over projects and freedom in the way you work compared to people who work full-time for one company. But you’ll also have more paperwork to handle - something that is...

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Trends

Predicting the death of the influencer

One of the biggest YouTuber festivals arrives in the UK next month and ahead of the launch, Jim Louderback, the company's CEO, offers his predictions for the year ahead... There’s a lot happening in the world of online video, social platforms...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

10 video marketing trends for 2019

The prospects for video makers and marketers in 2019 are beginning to heat up. The film and video industry is changing rapidly, with new gear, formats, channels, and avenues for advertisements gaining momentum every day. Let’s look at the top...

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